PRESS COLLECTION: “Evangelist Oral Roberts” (1965)

Oral Roberts was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He was the founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University. As one of the most famous and controversial religious leaders of the 20th century, his ministries reached millions of followers worldwide over six decades. His healing ministry and bringing American Pentecostalism […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Evangelist Leroy Jenkins” (1973)

In 1979, Jenkins was indicted in Delaware, Ohio for threatening assault and arson while still married to his former wife Harkins. Jenkins, who wound up getting sentenced to and serving five years in prison for the incident, was then mysteriously pardoned by the State of Ohio later. In 1994, he was arrested for grand theft […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Evangelist Marjoe Gortner” (1973)

Evangelist and actor Marjoe Gortner. July 6, 1973. When Gortner was three his father, Vernon, a third generation minister, noticed his son’s talent for mimicry and overall fearlessness of strangers and public settings. His parents claimed he had received a vision from God during a bath, but this was later conceded by Marjoe to be […]

RELIGION COLLECTION: “Evangelist Billy Sunday” (1936)

William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball’s National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. Born into poverty in Iowa, Sunday spent some years at […]

PRESS COLLECTION: “Oral Roberts Evangelist” (1965)

Oral Roberts speaking to a crowd at the podium on November 16th, 1965 at McCormick Place. Roberts was an American Pentecostal televangelist and a Christian charismatic. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University.